And that’s exactly what they did in the ad.
Bullying, the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment, toxic masculinity. Is this the best a man can get? — Is it? We can’t hide from it, it’s been going on far too long. We can’t laugh it off. Making the same old excuses — boys will be boys. But something finally changed. And there will be no going back because we — we believe in the best in men. “Men need to hold other men accountable. To say the right thing, to act the right way. Some already are, but some is not enough. Because the boys watching today will be men of tomorrow.
It’s only by challenging ourselves to do more that we can get closer to our best.
And still a bunch of people went ballistic. You can’t put icing over mud and call it cake. Every week there is a new revelation of yet another company or institution that had a culture of turning a blind eye to harassers and punishing those who tried to complain about it. You can’t build something new and better until you deal with systemic wrongs well-baked into our culture and society.
I’ll look forward to hearing the remainder of your response.
Edit: As pertains to the other part — “There’s no suggestion that most men carry out harassment in the street, but occurrences are widespread.
In an online study by stopstreetharassment.com, 95% of respondents said they had been the victims of leering, honking or whistling and a large proportion have been groped or grabbed in public.”